Science loving students asked the big questions

    Bay of Plenty students will be challenged to find the answers to questions posed by scientists at the Powering Potential forum. Organised... Read More

Open book in Rotorua

    Personal memoirs of the good and great in our communities are not uncommon. In Rotorua, a fourth publication of memories has arrived... Read More

Taiaha, quartet roles close tourism year

    A kapa haka collaboration with Modern Māori Quartet and the crafting of an official gift from New Zealand to China, comprise two efforts... Read More

One dead following Bay of Plenty crash

One person is dead following a crash on a Bay of Plenty highway this morning. A ute and car crashed on State Highway 30, near Awakeri, at 8.15am. "Police... Read More

Century 21 now selling in Rotorua

Award-winning real estate legend Roger Webb has moved to Rotorua, bringing considerable industry experience and success to the region. He's Century... Read More

Dry weather fuelling bush fires, smoke to hit NZ

Another plume of smoke from the Aussie bush fires will track over NZ later today and tonight as the weather conditions in Australia get drier and hotter. WeatherWatch.co.nz... Read More

Serious crash on Bay of Plenty highway

UPDATED 8.48AM: Multiple injuries are being reported following a serious crash on a Bay of Plenty Highway. State Highway 30, near Awakeri, is closed... Read More

Murupara lodge wins national tourism award

  Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours has won the 2019 New Zealand Tourism Industry Awards’ Community Engagement Award.   Travellers... Read More

Young cricketers have a chance to get new kit

Rotorua cricket players have a chance to win gear and to take part in a BLACKCAPS game this season. ANZ is supporting community cricket in Rotorua and... Read More

Calls to vaccinate to stop illness spreading

With the year drawing to a close and summer holidays fast approaching, the local Medical Officer of Health is urging Bay of Plenty and Lakes residents... Read More

NZ firefighters help battle blazes in Queensland

Twenty-one New Zealand firefighters are departing for Australia today to help fight the wild fires that have been raging in Queensland for the past nine... Read More

Decline in retail spending in October

Retail spending has fallen in October with hardware and appliances taking a hit, as well as every day spending on food and drinks. Statistics from Stats... Read More

Increased fire risk with hotter summer expected

  Fire and Emergency New Zealand is warning people to prepare for an increased risk of fires starting and spreading over summer.   But,... Read More

Wood burner fires soon-to-be illegal in Rotorua

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is taking the least line of resistance in penalising people using wood burners illegally. While fines of up to $750... Read More

NZ academic to serve on World Hindu Economic Forum

World Hindu Economic Forum has invited Prof Guna Magesan, who has vast experience as a research scientist, academician, and a community leader/organiser,... Read More